This is shameful . . . At a time when Corporate profits are at an all time high, when Corporations have off-shored over a TRILLION in cash to avoid taxation, when BILLIONAIRES’ wealth has increased to astronomical proportions and when the tax contributions of the SuperRich have shrunk, we allow over a million children to live without a home.
A record high 1.16 million students in the United States were homeless last year, according to new data from the US Department of Education.
During the 2011-12 school year, 1,168,354 enrolled preschool or K-12 students were homeless, a 10 percent increase from the previous school term.
A total of 55.5 million students were enrolled in preschool or K-12 that year, meaning about 2 percent of all students were without a home.
“The number of homeless children in public schools has increased 72 percent since the beginning of the recession,” according to First Focus, a children’s advocacy group.